The staff members at McDonald's in Paris, France have denied Eyetap inventor Steve Mann's claims of assault and damage to himself and his Digital Eye Glass device, claiming that the altercation never happened.
In a statement released on the McDonald's France Facebook page, the company insure the public of a continuing investigation, and discuss the key points of their findings so far:
"The presence of a video monitor attached to the belt and relaying real-time images from inside the restaurant are the source of exchange between security personnel and Mr. Mann. According to employees, trade with Mr. Mann were respectful and polite..
But this presents a few more overbearing questions, especially relevant before the imminent release of Project Glass. What will be the public reaction to humans with wearable or embedded technology? Does a piece of technology like this cross the line in the sand between human and cyborg? And does this make them a separate class of people, who need their own protection from hate crimes? The story continues.
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